Alicia Keys has been tapped to host the 61st Annual Grammy Awards,
Keys shared the news with an Instagram Story video that contained a behind-the-scenes look into how this opportunity came to pass. The video, which is now gone, opened with when Keys received the phone call offering her the gig. The video also shows Keys sharing the news with husband, Swizz Beats, and her two kids.
The video wraps up with Keys detailing her excitement about accepting the position. “I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I know what it feels like to be proud of the work that you’ve put in, and to be recognized for it,” Keys said. “I just feel grateful that I’m able to bring that light and that energy. This is a first – it’s a first, and it’s amazing, and I think it’s perfect timing. Honestly, I’m really excited, I feel really good about it, because I feel like it’s the perfect opportunity for me to give the light back, lift people up, especially all the young women that are nominated.”
Keys isn’t nominated for any Grammys this year, but she’s no novice to winning. To-date, she has won 15 Grammys. She won her last Grammy for Best R&B Album for Girl On Fire, in 2014
Set your reminders now, as the Grammys will air live on CBS February 10th at 8 p.m. ET.
In case you haven’t heard, Oracle executive Charles Phillips was exposed in a BIG way this past week. Apparently Phillips had been carrying on an 8-year relationship with a woman named YaVaughnie Wilkins.
After learning that Phillips was going back to his wife, Wilkins spent 250,000 on 3 billboards exposing her and Phillips’ affair.
The billboards, which were placed in New York City, Atlanta, and San Fransisco showed the very married Phillips embracing Wilkins. The caption on the bottom of the billboard read:
“You are my soulmate forever!” -cep
The billboard in New York has since been removed and the other billboards will be removed shortly.
Phillips’ wife filed for divorce back in 2008, but never proceeded with the actual divorce.
View pictures of the two below:
New details have surfaced surrounding the death of 32-year old actress Brittany Murphy.
Apparently, Murphy was found early Sunday morning in her own vomit. The actress was allegedly taking prescription drugs to cure flu-like symptoms.
Police did find a variety of prescription drugs in Brittany Murphy’s home. No illegal drugs were found at the scene.
There have also been reports that Murphy was a diabetic.
Even though Brittany Murphy appeared extremely thin, she was said to be very lively and upbeat at a December 3 appearance.
Developing. . .